Know

Definition of Know

Pronunciation:
n.1.Knee.
v. t.1.To perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to understand; to have full information of; as, to know one's duty.
[imp. Knew (nū); p. p. Known (nōn); p. pr. & vb. n. Knowing.]
O, that a man might know
The end of this day's business ere it come!
- Shak.
There is a certainty in the proposition, and we know it.
- Dryden.
Know how sublime a thing it is
To suffer and be strong.
- Longfellow.
2.To be convinced of the truth of; to be fully assured of; as, to know things from information.
3.To be acquainted with; to be no stranger to; to be more or less familiar with the person, character, etc., of; to possess experience of; as, to know an author; to know the rules of an organization.
He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin.
- 2 Cor. v. 21.
Not to know me argues yourselves unknown.
- Milton.
4.To recognize; to distinguish; to discern the character of; as, to know a person's face or figure.
Ye shall know them by their fruits.
- Matt. vil. 16.
And their eyes were opened, and they knew him.
- Luke xxiv. 31.
To know
Faithful friend from flattering foe.
- Shak.
At nearer view he thought he knew the dead.
- Flatman.
5.To have sexual intercourse with.
And Adam knew Eve his wife.
- Gen. iv. 1.
And I knew that thou hearest me always.
- John xi. 42.
The monk he instantly knew to be the prior.
- Sir W. Scott.
In other hands I have known money do good.
- Dickens.
To know how
to understand the manner, way, or means; to have requisite information, intelligence, or sagacity. How is sometimes omitted.
- Jer. Taylor.
v. i.1.To have knowledge; to have a clear and certain perception; to possess wisdom, instruction, or information; - often with of.
Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
- Is. i. 3.
If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
- John vii. 17.
The peasant folklore of Europe still knows of willows that bleed and weep and speak when hewn.
- Tylor.
2.To be assured; to feel confident.
To know of
to ask, to inquire.
- Shak.

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